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1981 – Lavra, a close-up look

Time to take a close-up look at Lavra, to watch some details. The fountain in front of the catholicon was not working. The eagle spreads its wings. It doesn’t have two heads as might be expected. Below it we see … Continue reading

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1980 – Ag. Triados in Karyes

The large house in the centre uphill is the kellion of Triados in the village of Karyes. The photo is made in 1918 by Frenchman Fernan Cuville. This is the situation nowadays. The building is in ruins for years. Surrounding smaller … Continue reading

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1979 – Monks and pilgrims in Megistis Lavra

I sat quietly enjoying the tranquillity of the evening. It was at the back of the catholicon. Further down a monk sat as quiet as I did. His back against the church. When a monk with a stick crossed, I … Continue reading

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1978 – An inspirational place, the arsanas of Megistis Lavra

Coming down from the old monopati the robust tower at the arsanas comes in view. On top a stairway can be seen leading to a little platform. Excellent outlook point.Here the cobbled monopati ends. The newer concrete dirt road crosses … Continue reading

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1977 – Megistis Lavra, a walk around the monastery

The minivan drove us from Karies to Megistis Lavra. Every seat was taken. A long and winding dirt road takes you there. The old footpaths are mostly destroyed by the dirt road. Only short patches remain. We had been visited … Continue reading

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1976 – Around the Protaton

After our walk to Koutloumousiou we could finally enter the Protaton. This is the oldest church (10th century but repaired in the 13th century) and the most important church on Athos. The church is dedicated to the Dormition of the … Continue reading

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1975 – a Flight over Athos, the movie

In post 1937 I already showed you the pictures I took during our Cessna flight on May 6th 2017. During that flight I had two cameras in both my hands: one for taking pictures and in the other hand I … Continue reading

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